Consul General Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Bötte opens conference on investment opportunities in North Rhine WestphaliaEnlarge image Consul General Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Bötte opens VDMA conference on investment opportunities in North Rhine Westphalia (© German Consulate General Bangalore)
On 27 October 2016 Consul General Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Bötte opened a conference on investment opportunities in the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW), held at “The Park Hotel”, Bangalore, and organized by VDMA (“Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau”), the German Engineering Federation. VDMA is a network of around 3,100 engineering industry companies in Germany making it one of the largest industrial associations in Europe with over 400 industry experts. Mr. Joachim Kummer, Project Manager India from NRW.INVEST GmbH, Düsseldorf / Germany, presented NRW as the gateway to Europe for Indian companies. Around 50 companies from the mechanical engineering and automotive sectors participated in the conference. Many of them are already active in Germany and looking for new opportunities to take their activities to a higher level. Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director from VDMA India Services Private Limited, Calcutta, announced that VDMA will open an office in Bangalore next year and intensify its activities in Karnataka.